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Dec 31, 2019 - 20:12

Life, Web

Ready for What’s Next

Tomorrow marks twenty years since I started this puppy. I’ve left this version neglected over the years. For a few years, I’ve been playing around with a redesign. So, instead of posting on what’s already here, I’ve been fiddling around with that redesign. I never quite get around to posting what I’ve written. I haven’t […]

A Dozen Years of Blogging

Today is the twelve year anniversary of this blog. I’ve said very few things here that anybody outside of a very small group of people would find very interesting. I am refactoring the way I handle my blogs and my twitter accounts. I tend to post boring things on an almost obsessive-compulsive schedule. It’s lazy […]

Back on Technorati

After getting delisted from Technorati a while back—due to a XSS attack (I think, nobody informed me)—I managed to get through to a customer service representative at Technorati and my block has been lifted. Interestingly, Digeum,, and Osteocephalic were not affected by the delisting. I wonder if it had anything to do with Panera […]

Nine Years Already?

On this day in 2000, I started blogging in this space. Nine years of the Oracle of Apollo later, I’m scratching my head and wondering if the time for this site has passed. I have no idea how to build an audience for any of my blogs, even the ones that are updated continuously with […]

Oh, no! Occult! Horror! Fear!

Apparently, some web filtering software has this website blocked. BrightKite user PhoneTrips sent me a message this afternoon to alert me to the fact that the filter at Panera Bread, who operates the largest free wireless network in the United States, blocks this site. Apparently, it’s categorized as OCCULT (<gasp />). In 8½ years as […]

Trying Out New Looks

After most of two years, I’ve decided to change the theme of this site, particularly after K2 stopped allowing people to post comments: Sorry, you can only post a new comment once every 15 seconds. Slow down cowboy. In the next few days, I may try out several different themes. I particularly like the ones […]

Keep WordPress Updated

This website has been loading quite slow lately. I found some weird stuff in the code from before I recently upgraded to WordPress 2.5. In the header of this blog was <div id=”_wp-footer”> and a bunch of stuff I didn’t put there. I started googling around and found a couple of interesting blog posts, one […]

How Brightkite Flunks at Mobile Usability

Yesterday, my friend, Daniel, invited me to try out a new mobile messaging / microblogging service called BrightKite. With a writeup on Webware and a shiny new closed beta, BrightKite is teeming in buzz. I was excited to try it out. I’ve been using Dodgeball since August 2006. Dodgeball is now owned by Google and […]

Saying Goodbye to Consumating

This afternoon, around 1:30 in the afternoon, CNET switched off Consumating for the last time. It was announced about six weeks ago, but we all still hoped that there’d be a last minute reprieve. This evening, we were redirected at, where the foul-mouthed hipsters of Consumating crashed head-on with the heavily-moderated juvenile-friendly I’ll […]

Goodbye, Consumating

A little while ago, Ben Brown, the founder of Consumating (my favorite social network ever), mentioned in twitter that CNET is shutting the old girl down. According to, the last day is March 15. “Though there hasn’t been an official statement from CNET on the matter, sources close to the company confirmed that the […]

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